The Monday edition of The Rotunda Podcast explores how local governments fight state lawmakers to maintain local control, similar to how state governments fight the feds. Gomes interviews Miami Mayor and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Francis Suarez.
The mayor called on fellow Republicans in Tallahassee to respect local control.
Gomes also talks with Ralph Thomas, the Florida Association of Counties president. He expressed concerns over bills like (S.B. 90), allowing businesses to claim damages from local governments if they pass an ordinance that causes a revenue loss of 15% or more.
Also, Governor Ron DeSantis keeps his COVID-19 booster status to himself, sparking speculation that he’s no longer in tune with former President Joe Biden, who is considered a close ally.